Grateful Dead Live at Colden Auditorium - Queens College on 1970-10-10
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Deep Elem Blues, Hard To Handle, Sugar Magnolia, Candyman, Cryptical
Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Not Fade Away-> Goin'
Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away
Casey Jones, Cold Rain
& Snow, Me & My Uncle, Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin',
Minglewood Blues, Cumberland Blues, Uncle John's Band
Other artist(s): NRPS
Ken posted a review of this show at archive.org
This is another of the Ken & Judy Lee recordings. Ken likes to tell folks he rented the Grateful Dead for Judy's 22nd Birthday, which is pretty much what happened. We had known them since the summer of '67 first as fans and then during our various roles in and around the music scene. So when we got our hands on some student council dollars at good old Queens College. One thing leads to another and there we were with another sold out show with a huge crowd outside.
The recording was made from the projection booth, which account for the somewhat distant sound. Never one of my faves because of this. It was a challenge in this one level theater. At least there was little audience noise. During the show there were pitched battles when people would pop an exit door & a flood of people would surge into an already overpacked house. Security had there hands full with that sitch. So from stalling the backstage elevator mid floor with Jerry, Bob, Phil and some fans with some floral offerings. After a while we returned to earth & the show began. Like a Cheech & Chong movie. Those were some great times. Afterwards, back to our place for another all nighter. We were living over a bar then & could crank it way up anytime we wanted. Loaves of bread & pounds of mixin's made sure no one was hungry for long.
It's funny how this show was one I ignored in favor of the Capitol Theatre tapes with their clarity. Now in retrospect, I can remember my old lady from so long ago, smiling & dancing, 21 years old. Gotta give it some stars, just for the memories.
Sony TC124s with Sony F95 mikes placed in black foam blocks to isolate sound. No extension cables, they stayed at the Cap for years. Just laid the mics in about a 60 degree spread. Used to spend a lot of time in those booths here & there around North America. I used to always tour the theaters, from top to bottom. Interesting buildings.
And so it is that all our shows & all them pix can now shed just a little light into our outlandish youth, oh the places we've seen.
- When Ken refers to distant sound you have to remember he was listening to a multigen copy being streamed from archive.org, this on the other hand sounds right in your face.
- During the banter after "Truckin'" Phil says "Everybody's having fun, I mean that's what it's all about man"
- Azimuth and phase adjustments
- John's original transfer was made back in 1986 and by that time the tapes were already showing signs of Sticky Shed syndrome. This accounts for a lot of small dropouts that I have now repaired
- I took out a little background noise and also removed some 60Hz hum.
- The missing section of Set II was caused by a tape flip. Judy normally took care of the flips but on this night is was down to Ken and he was very late getting back to the tape deck.
- The last 11:48 of Set II have never circulated before.
Thanks to Ken and Judy for this recording.
Thanks to John-Jay for the transfer.
Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his advice on pitch correction.
edited and mastered
- Transfer: DAT > Sony PCM-M1 > Edirol HR09 > Wave > 24/88.2 - Transferred by John Jay Hance Lineage: wav 24/88.2 > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX7 Advanced > wav 16/48 > iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced > CD Wave > Flac 1648
- Flushing, NY
- Run time
- Source: Sony F95's > Sony TC124s > Master Cassette (Ampex 361) > Cassette (Maxell XL2S) > DAT(48k) - Recorded by Ken and Judy Lee
- Taped by
- Ken and Judy Lee
- Transferred by
- Jay Hance and Sirmick
Subject: Upgrade AUD
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